8.26.2011

5 Bites: Carolina Covarrubias

Carolina Covarrubias is a teacher in DC who has a growing lifelong passion for local outdoor markets, seasonal fresh food, and how they can connect and bring communities together. She started the blog The Market Seen about DC outdoor markets and CSAs.

These are her weekend outdoor market 5 Bites.

1. Lemon ricotta cardamom gelato from Dolcezza. All their gelatos are intriguing, sophisticated flavor combinations with a creamy texture that will make you think you were somehow magically transported to Italy.
Bloomingdale Farmers Market, Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, 14th and U Farmers Market

2. Savory herb chicken, sun dried tomato and strawberry jam hand pies, baked by Whisked. These round hand pies are only a few inches in size but pack in the flavor so they are perfect for a snack while meandering through the market. Or you can buy several varieties for a leisurely afternoon coffee later.
14th and U Farmers Market

3. Tacos al pastor from Unity Market Mexican food vendor. Made fresh on the spot with seasoned barbecue pulled pork, they are served on warm, soft corn tortillas with avocado sauce, lime, rice, and radish. In October, Unity Market will be moving from this location to a TBD venue, so stop by before you no longer have the opportunity for this delicious bite. There are several vendors from other Latin American countries also selling their local fare that you can sample while eating here.
Unity Market/Mercado Unido, Adams Morgan

4. Plaintain mofongo with spiced beef rib by the Puerto Rican family vendor at Liberty North Community Market. This outdoor market has only been open a few months and sells some produce and crafts as well as hot food. This Puerto Rican specialty is made fresh the day it is sold in the market and the family that makes it will be happy to show you and have you sample their other dishes as well.
Liberty North Community Market

5. Blackberry basil cream popsicle from Pleasant Pops. Only around since 2010, this local popsicle company was inspired by the Mexican paleta and prides itself on only using in-season, locally sourced fruit, veggies, herbs and dairy. Their non-dairy flavors include combinations such as watermelon mint. Flavors will vary every few weeks but they are always a refreshingly sweet respite from the DC summer heat and are really popular with kids as well as adults.
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Metrocurean wants your bites! Share all the delicious things you've been eating and drinking by e-mailing five of your favorites and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT gmail.com.

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Metrocurean wants your bites! Share all the delicious things you've been eating and drinking by e-mailing five of your favorites and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT gmail.com.

Browse all delicious 5 bites in one place.

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